Sometimes the name of a superyacht says it all. The motoryacht Ciao touched water for the first time in Ancona, Italy on May 21. Her owner enjoyed a ceremonial christening alongside CRN’s management team. Many of the employees who had a hand in getting her to this stage attended, too, with their families.
The motoryacht Ciao began construction under the simple reference CRN 142, her hull number. This 171-footer (52-meter) is an entirely aluminum project, with styling by Omega Architects and engineering from CRN’s staff. Her owner, with prior experience, envisioned a yacht where sociable, relaxing alfresco areas were the priority. Simultaneously, he wanted indoor and outdoor areas to look and feel cohesive in flowing from one to the other. He worked closely with Massari Design therefore to achieve that.
One of the ways it works aboard this 499-gross-ton megayacht is on the upper deck. In fact, here’s where the owner and guests will enjoy many meals, at an alfresco dining area. It can become an extension of the upper-deck lounge, too, since the sliding-glass doors between them can remain open. Warm, natural tones throughout the decor ensure nothing inside competes with the outdoor areas for attention.
Yet another area guests will get to enjoy is the soak-up-the-sun sundeck. The motoryacht Ciao has sunpads as well as a hot tub up here. A horseshoe-shaped bar will keep the crowd refreshed.
From this uppermost deck to the lower deck, Ciao places a priority on conviviality. Guests get a good night’s rest in four VIP suites below decks. They have a handful of roomy lounges amid the four decks as well, given a beam of 29’5” (9 meters). Of course, they’ll always enjoy the scenery outside through the full-height glass, with mirrored accents just inside to create a never-ending sensation of openness.
The owner, whose suite sits on the main deck, will take delivery in time for summer cruising in the Med.
Omega Architects omega-architects.com
Massari Design massaridesign.com